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World Record Buck?

World Record Buck?

Has the next world record non-typical whitetail been found?
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from Radman32 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Wow, whats next they gona put a Bigfoot on here and say its real

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from montana hunting... wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

I dont think it is fake but this is cool because it looks like they were fighting then the winner took his antlers they got locked up i guess...... but wow

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from tuffdude5 wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Ill through the BS flag on this one

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from ict_chef wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

To all the naysayers out there, This is a REAL rack. I have seen it in person and it belongs to a good friend of mine. Most people have to see it to belive it and I have. My friend is not one who would fake something like this, he is a very stand-up guy.

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from ableskeever wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

1. If its a fake, then it won't be the first... or the last.

2. If its real, then the other bucks out there can breathe a sigh of relief since Goliath is offically out of the mating competition.

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from Sethg25 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

This is truly a once in a lifetime buck, Congratulations!

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from Deerhunter101 wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

no it cant be a world record because theres two sets of antlers

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from Mapper45 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Nice try-
Fellas don't you see it? Way too many things going on here- barbed wire,broadhead,locked-in antler, and my favorite, "It's not about the money"- come on.

Besides, I saw the same rack in a Cabelas Catalog under "Antler-Shed Chandelier".

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from heavyweight wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

pure bull well you know what,everybody is lookin for their 15 minutes!

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from Taylor Pommier wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

its nice rack either way you look at it but the pictures from 10 to 11 are different the skull is posed the same way and the shed on the right side of the antler is completely gone it disapeared. i dont understand

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from clayp1 wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

If that buck is real it is the coolest thing I ever saw,if it is'nt real it still is very cool,I have my doubts,that shed stuck in the rack is a great look.I wish it were mine real or not,what A conversation pc.

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from Hawk wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

I watch the video and It looks fishy to me. The one thing I noticed with that many points and garbage points I would like to think there is no way this buck could rub all his velvet off. And if he rub during the rut he should broke off some points. What do you guys think. Has their been any sheds found off this deer in the previous years?

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from ohiobuckslayer wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

that looks like a base of another antler r they scorin that as well what an awsome buck

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from treestand wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

This is to good to be true, You can see plainly that a shed antler is stuck in to the mass of the antler.

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from icemaster wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

One other thing. If you go out west you can find "artifact buffalo vertebrate with an arrowhead" still penetrating the bone at some cool tourist stops. Well, while one or two have been found through the years from archeological site, the "fakers" out there have made fortunes selling fabricated specimens. When I saw the this arrow and the deer bone I laughed. Again...Great Entertainment. Great imagination. Now, let's all get back to getting ready for deer season and the real harvest.

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from icemaster wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

One other thing. If you go out west you can find "artifact buffalo vertebrate with an arrowhead" still penetrating the bone at some cool tourist stops. Well, while one or two have been found through the years from archeological site, the "fakers" out there have made fortunes selling fabricated specimens. When I saw the this arrow and the deer bone I laughed. Again...Great Entertainment. Great imagination. Now, let's all get back to getting ready for deer season and the real harvest.

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from icemaster wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

I'm going to call a spade a spade. It is fake. My hat goes off to the artist who did the work. I suggest the name "The Two Story Buck" because that's what the artist did. Created two stories of antlers. It looks awesome. This is what you dream about. It is this: "GREAT ENTERTAINMENT." Complete with strings, music and drapes...By chance is owners last name "Copperfield?" Hey...The "Copperfield Buck!" That sounds good too.

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from huntnut wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

the right half of the rack has part of another completely different rack on it. thats a fake and a half

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from slickyboyboo wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

FAKE! You can tell it is fabricated by looking at the right main beam. It has two other main beams attached, one facing down, and one facing up.It is real obvious it is a fake. I sure hoped it was real, but there is way too much shady stuff going on here.

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from mbfiremedic wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

By the way...the wall-hanger in the pic is real and was harvested in Knox County,OH w/ bow. Never been measured (150+). What counts is the memories and the outdoors. Cudos to Danny Stanley of Danville, OH for his great taxidermy abilities. There, a free plug for a working stiff.
E-mail me at mbfiremedic@yahoo.com if you are interested in "free" hog hunts. Also will be glad to point you in a good direction for public whitetail, coyote, turkey and hog hunting in SC.
Eric

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from mbfiremedic wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

Sorry for the mis-spelled words...give you basement dwellers something to write about. You know who are.
Back to journalistic values...Nice going OL. You have given Bostick Plantation a "free" promo (pg 26, May 09). I guess that comes with all the advertising. I have hunted the canned hunts at Bostick. Not impressed. They would let you shoot anything the law allows. The SC river basins are FULL of Hogs. Please come and buy a Sportsman Liscence and harvest all you want in our Game Mgmt Areas. They are to the pt of pests. I harvest them out of frustration-ruin W-tail habitat and donate the meat.

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from mbfiremedic wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

I have enjoyed OL for several years. I guess that the chande in staff also created a "National Inguire" approach to outdoor journalism. This HOAX along with defending the crossbow as a natural progression of bow hunting is total ox soup!!!
When an eight year old in OH can record book a buck by having a WEAPON cocked by an "adult", steady it on a shooting rail, peer through a scope and squeeze off a ROUND it is not bowhunting in my book. And yes, I do use a compound bow w/ a release.

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from Hunter4Life wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

No offence, but you would have to be stupid to beleive that is real.

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from T R wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

I smell something fishy, Did you replace the broad head because the bladews are in good shape and the graphite shaft is broken never seen a broad head hold up that good going through bone. The extra antler could have been there from a spar but if so why did you remove it from some of the photos? I give it a 4 for a good fish story but if it is real and not faked , WOW!!!

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from moose2001 wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

While it is always exciting to see antlers of this caliber this unfortunately is most likely a hoax, in addition to the condition of skull and antlers, the broadhead shows no signs of corosion which is suspicious. The most unlikely, if not impossible, traits of the rack though is that the antlers are all polished other than the drop club. If you look at the the left side where the sharp polished tines overlap there is no mis-shaped devlopment, should these antlers have devloped in this manner there would have been contact during velvet causing bends or other abnormalties. This leads me to believe they were antlers of two seperate deer artificially merged. Secondly the antlers take on the polished appearance when the velvet is rubbed off, with that strange of a configuration it is highly unlikely a buck could rub off all velvet. The last point is that the right side appears to have a normal antler attached upside down. I have seen numerous drop tine photos and never have I seen an antler develop in that manner. I hope my analysis is wrong though, 400 inches is amazing

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from Nater7 wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

I do not think OL should lose credibility for putting this article on the website. I mean all they are doing is to just show whats going on in the hunting world, and to get us leaving comments. In no way, shape, or form is OL saying this is a legitimate world record. I think it is fake, because if it was real we would have heard by now what the results were!

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from Huntforit wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

Steve_In_Heber...
Now if the bass ate the alligator gar, THAT would be a great story. LOL.

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from Steve_In_Heber wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

Okay... for those of you who hold ANY hope of this being real: How did they score it with all the trash still attached to the rack? It can't be done. No way to get an accurate measurement. So since scoring it is impossible... the alleged score is impossible.

I'd rather talk about that 27-pound largemouth bass caught by that grandmother in South Carolina. She was fishing with a cane pole for crappie when the bass ate a crappie she was pulling in. Good thing she landed the bass before the alligator gar ate it. Now that's a story !

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from Steve_In_Heber wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

Hey, I always use neatsfoot oil to rub down my potential world record racks, don't you?

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from Steve_In_Heber wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

This is a HOAX designed to get people talking on these chat boards... and it worked !

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from NCdeerhunter wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

Jules, nice point on the camo background. I knew the camo was something fishy but I didn't put that together with photoshop... good thinkin'!

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from jules wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

Can you say "Photoshop"? With Photoshop I could put a rack like this on a dog and "clone" parts of it to be even bigger! There's a reason it was "photographed" with a background of branches, etc. in the background instead of a white background. Total fraud

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from larryjduke wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

OUTSTANDING!!! Can't wait for the offical results.

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from Remington Metric wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

A hoax, nothing more; nonsense like this doesn’t deserve to be on the OL website.

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from Paul Moody wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

If this deer has been dead long enough for the skull to be clean, why are the antlers in such
pristeen shape, no mice or rodent chewing etc????

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from MTB wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Aahh, to much antler for my eyes! i wonder how many points that thing has!

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from catfish_hunter wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

i saw a few other pictures of this on the web,, if i remember correctly bigfoot was holding the rack.

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from sucngas wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Why does ol keep posting these crock o'bull stories. Remember the coyote attack photos. How stupid do they think we are. They lose credibility every time they post these fake photos. Heck, that deer doesn't even look real. I'm still trying to figure out why a deer would ever have a dropped shed antler caught in it's rack. I can't even come up with a reason that would make sense.

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from nickd56 wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Gotta go with the hoax....hard to believe...

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from cjmax8@hotmail.com wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

that thing is a fricken monster. if i saw that thing i would cry!

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from hunteditor wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Guys, I won't lie, my gut reaction at first was that this is a fake. And I'm still not sure. After more than 16 years in the outdoor magazine biz, every year somebody seems to kill or find a record this or record that, 99 percent of the claims which eventually turn out to be false.

That being said, usually the guy sending it in has some angle, i.e., he's trying to make a name for himself or make some money. This dude is dead set on keeping on the down low on this and seems generally appreciative of the find that he made. So much so, that he felt it had to be shared.

I'm sure there are some Kansas hunters who have seen this thing and maybe know the guy. If they're checking the post, let us know what your thoughts are.

And all of you are right, until we can get an official look at this thing, it's anybody's guess as to whether it's legitimate or not.

Doug Howlett

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from DivineStrake wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

That video is one of the most unintentionally funny things I've seen in a long time. I kept waiting for another angle or something. Nope. It just spins and spins.

Anyway, to all of you Sherlocks out there who noticed that the shed is in the rack in some photos and not others, way to go! Did you consider that it's just easily removable and the guy wanted to take some shots of the rack the way he found it (w/ the shed) and some without. What's so sneaky about that?

All I know is that it's amazing to look at (even in a two and a half minute long video) and I sure as heck hope it's legit. I want to believe!

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from sblawyer wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

In my previous post, the "(20" was supposed to be "(2)" as in picture 2.

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from sblawyer wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

There are discrepancies that I can't reconcile. As for the different colors in the photos, that can be a function of the photography - lighting, exposure, flash, etc. But, there are some photos that show the "shed" (1) and others (20 that don't. The barbed wire is different in the photos: it's much more twisted in 2 than 3.

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from mbfiremedic wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

The pics of the bolt/arrow seems to be a lethal shot. I would not left it for a shed/mushroom hunter to find!

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from mbfiremedic wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Can anyone say Jack-O-Lope? My amateur European mounts are a labor of love. This thing looks like it was "cooked" off in a turkey fryer and shoe polished rack. Think if you had 300 class deer you could scrap up taxidermist costs.

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from deadeye625 wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

what a load of bull, there is no way those antlers were grown in the wild, that rack was made with roids!!!!!

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

I know whitetail can look like mule deer sheds and mule deer sheds look like whitetail. The point was that there is a shed in a few photos and then again it is out of a few photos. When you do that you lose creditablity! I wish i had one though lol

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from Huntforit wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Looks fake to me.

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from sabybaby99@hotm... wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POtJO36WdpU this is a video of the deer i have talked to the shed hunter that found it and argued with him about its authenticity and he is very knowledgable and doesnt seem the type to make this up time will tell but i think maybe I hope so

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from waswanipi wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

This is a fake pure and simple.There are too many discrepencys in the pictures.One shows a butt of an antler facing forward then another doesn't show it at all.Another showes different shades of brown etc.You get the picture.

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from firemedic4life wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Wow, I for one am impressed. When this does come out to be the real deal I would not want to have to eat all this crow. An if it is just another story well its worth reeding this time of year, It made me want to head out to the food plot and check the cards in the cameras. Is that not the reason we all subscribe to OL? It is to read these incredible stories until once again that special time of year rolls around and we can head back out and dream of the chance at our own 400 inch monster. I bet anything that when the Missouri monarch was found that a bunch of guys sit around and drooled and said it was fake. Fake or real it is a great story and awsome pictures, Keep them coming OL. I congradulate these guys either way for there hard work and dedication to the cause.

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from blackhawk wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Guess we'll have to wait and see if it is real or not. But as a KS resident, I know that it is illegal to keep antlers attached to a deer skull. You have to contact KDWP and have a Conservation Officer come check it out and verify that the deer died naturally or you can get into some real trouble. Then they issue some type of permit. Perfectly legal to keep shed antlers, but not when they are attached to the skull.

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from GoldToyBox wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Kentucky Barry living in Durango, is this your "Work". Kinda reminds of a project you were working on.

Dave & Dave

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from NCdeerhunter wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Ok, so lets say for a minute this is real (which is doubtful), then would it even qualify for the record? If the story is correct, it did eat growth hormones. So that doesn't really make it 100% wild does it? If the X-rays prove that it is legitimate, I don't think it should get full credit anyway if it had eaten the hormones. The whole things seems a little bit odd to me.
And the other antler that is stuck in the right side... It is there in picture 1 and 2 and a few others but it is completely gone in picture 3. I agree with Steve_in_Herber, that is definitely a shed. so unless this buck carried around another buck from rut time until the other buck died or shed his antlers, that is ridiculous.

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Can you imagine pulling in your drive way and have that hanging there even though they proby fake how much you gota have!

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from Louie wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Dropjhook, how do you know that the ANTLER is from a mule deer, i have seen alot of deer that have forked g2's and g3's its not unusual... Steve_In_Heber, The barbwire could have been tangled in the rack and just not removed, it could be a hoax but til the x-rays come out we won't know

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from MarkusHawley wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

If it's a fake, then what's the motive?

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from Michael Sutherin wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

I call bullsh*t.

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from maverick340 wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

It's really fishy. In addition to the "extra" antler on the right side, it looks like the whole second beam under the right main beam is the entire left beam spliced in upside-down. I almost bought it up to that point. Right now, it's going to take x-rays to convince me it's not fake.

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from Big O wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

I hope you guys did'nt count all the extra "garbage" mixed in with the rack. Get an x-ray on it, till then I smell FAKE !

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from Steve_In_Heber wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

You know, this isn't a hoax at all. Just a comedy. This rack has two main beams one one side. And it's funny that Spikey Mikey got into the barn and ate grain with growth hormone in it. The writer obviously didn't try to make this sound realistic... it's all in fun during a slow time of the year.

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from Steve_In_Heber wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

This SCREAMS hoax:

1 -- the landowner spotted it with binoculars but didn't go check it out.

2 -- the two men who found it "got lost in a rainstorm" while finding the animal.

3 -- part of a buck's rack stuck in the antlers. And that is a shed, not something broken off a live buck.

4 -- barbwire in the antlers it again just silly.

5 -- the guys put neatsfoot oil on the rack, why?

This isn't even a good hoax... just silly.

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from texashottie84 wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

The video is cool... thx

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from Yoda wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Man that's nuts, if it's real that's a sweet find

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

In two photo's theres a mule deer horn with the but end sticking toward the camera! 8,3 I think but just look at picture 8 then look at nine. number 8 has the mule deer horn it with the but end sticking forward then in 9 poof its not there! Nice try had me going!LOL

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Hey i just noticed who would let a world reacord hang by fishing string! Also the bob wire tied around the left pincher i dont know but you got my blood pumpin I hope this is real.

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

I want more photos! At diffrent angles please wow if that aint real you must be a dang good craftsmen!

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from Louie wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

This seems real, its AMAZING! wow i can't think straight..... thats crazy, and yes, i agree with Bo, i hope they let them take x-rays.

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from Steve_In_Heber wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Total hoax....

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from Bo wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Incredible, I hope the guy allows it to be X-rayed to verify its authenticity. This thing is so massive and amazing that it boggles the mind. I have seen some of the best (like the Hole in the Horn buck) but this one almost leaves me speechless (and THAT doesn't happen very often).

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from sucngas wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Why does ol keep posting these crock o'bull stories. Remember the coyote attack photos. How stupid do they think we are. They lose credibility every time they post these fake photos. Heck, that deer doesn't even look real. I'm still trying to figure out why a deer would ever have a dropped shed antler caught in it's rack. I can't even come up with a reason that would make sense.

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from MarkusHawley wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

If it's a fake, then what's the motive?

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from Huntforit wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Looks fake to me.

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from Steve_In_Heber wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Total hoax....

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from Steve_In_Heber wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

This SCREAMS hoax:

1 -- the landowner spotted it with binoculars but didn't go check it out.

2 -- the two men who found it "got lost in a rainstorm" while finding the animal.

3 -- part of a buck's rack stuck in the antlers. And that is a shed, not something broken off a live buck.

4 -- barbwire in the antlers it again just silly.

5 -- the guys put neatsfoot oil on the rack, why?

This isn't even a good hoax... just silly.

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from Steve_In_Heber wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

You know, this isn't a hoax at all. Just a comedy. This rack has two main beams one one side. And it's funny that Spikey Mikey got into the barn and ate grain with growth hormone in it. The writer obviously didn't try to make this sound realistic... it's all in fun during a slow time of the year.

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from Big O wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

I hope you guys did'nt count all the extra "garbage" mixed in with the rack. Get an x-ray on it, till then I smell FAKE !

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from Michael Sutherin wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

I call bullsh*t.

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from waswanipi wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

This is a fake pure and simple.There are too many discrepencys in the pictures.One shows a butt of an antler facing forward then another doesn't show it at all.Another showes different shades of brown etc.You get the picture.

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from catfish_hunter wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

i saw a few other pictures of this on the web,, if i remember correctly bigfoot was holding the rack.

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from Paul Moody wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

If this deer has been dead long enough for the skull to be clean, why are the antlers in such
pristeen shape, no mice or rodent chewing etc????

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from Bo wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Incredible, I hope the guy allows it to be X-rayed to verify its authenticity. This thing is so massive and amazing that it boggles the mind. I have seen some of the best (like the Hole in the Horn buck) but this one almost leaves me speechless (and THAT doesn't happen very often).

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from Louie wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

This seems real, its AMAZING! wow i can't think straight..... thats crazy, and yes, i agree with Bo, i hope they let them take x-rays.

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

In two photo's theres a mule deer horn with the but end sticking toward the camera! 8,3 I think but just look at picture 8 then look at nine. number 8 has the mule deer horn it with the but end sticking forward then in 9 poof its not there! Nice try had me going!LOL

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from Yoda wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Man that's nuts, if it's real that's a sweet find

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from maverick340 wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

It's really fishy. In addition to the "extra" antler on the right side, it looks like the whole second beam under the right main beam is the entire left beam spliced in upside-down. I almost bought it up to that point. Right now, it's going to take x-rays to convince me it's not fake.

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from blackhawk wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Guess we'll have to wait and see if it is real or not. But as a KS resident, I know that it is illegal to keep antlers attached to a deer skull. You have to contact KDWP and have a Conservation Officer come check it out and verify that the deer died naturally or you can get into some real trouble. Then they issue some type of permit. Perfectly legal to keep shed antlers, but not when they are attached to the skull.

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from firemedic4life wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Wow, I for one am impressed. When this does come out to be the real deal I would not want to have to eat all this crow. An if it is just another story well its worth reeding this time of year, It made me want to head out to the food plot and check the cards in the cameras. Is that not the reason we all subscribe to OL? It is to read these incredible stories until once again that special time of year rolls around and we can head back out and dream of the chance at our own 400 inch monster. I bet anything that when the Missouri monarch was found that a bunch of guys sit around and drooled and said it was fake. Fake or real it is a great story and awsome pictures, Keep them coming OL. I congradulate these guys either way for there hard work and dedication to the cause.

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from deadeye625 wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

what a load of bull, there is no way those antlers were grown in the wild, that rack was made with roids!!!!!

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from mbfiremedic wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Can anyone say Jack-O-Lope? My amateur European mounts are a labor of love. This thing looks like it was "cooked" off in a turkey fryer and shoe polished rack. Think if you had 300 class deer you could scrap up taxidermist costs.

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from sblawyer wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

There are discrepancies that I can't reconcile. As for the different colors in the photos, that can be a function of the photography - lighting, exposure, flash, etc. But, there are some photos that show the "shed" (1) and others (20 that don't. The barbed wire is different in the photos: it's much more twisted in 2 than 3.

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from DivineStrake wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

That video is one of the most unintentionally funny things I've seen in a long time. I kept waiting for another angle or something. Nope. It just spins and spins.

Anyway, to all of you Sherlocks out there who noticed that the shed is in the rack in some photos and not others, way to go! Did you consider that it's just easily removable and the guy wanted to take some shots of the rack the way he found it (w/ the shed) and some without. What's so sneaky about that?

All I know is that it's amazing to look at (even in a two and a half minute long video) and I sure as heck hope it's legit. I want to believe!

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from nickd56 wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Gotta go with the hoax....hard to believe...

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from moose2001 wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

While it is always exciting to see antlers of this caliber this unfortunately is most likely a hoax, in addition to the condition of skull and antlers, the broadhead shows no signs of corosion which is suspicious. The most unlikely, if not impossible, traits of the rack though is that the antlers are all polished other than the drop club. If you look at the the left side where the sharp polished tines overlap there is no mis-shaped devlopment, should these antlers have devloped in this manner there would have been contact during velvet causing bends or other abnormalties. This leads me to believe they were antlers of two seperate deer artificially merged. Secondly the antlers take on the polished appearance when the velvet is rubbed off, with that strange of a configuration it is highly unlikely a buck could rub off all velvet. The last point is that the right side appears to have a normal antler attached upside down. I have seen numerous drop tine photos and never have I seen an antler develop in that manner. I hope my analysis is wrong though, 400 inches is amazing

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

I want more photos! At diffrent angles please wow if that aint real you must be a dang good craftsmen!

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Hey i just noticed who would let a world reacord hang by fishing string! Also the bob wire tied around the left pincher i dont know but you got my blood pumpin I hope this is real.

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from texashottie84 wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

The video is cool... thx

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Can you imagine pulling in your drive way and have that hanging there even though they proby fake how much you gota have!

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from NCdeerhunter wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Ok, so lets say for a minute this is real (which is doubtful), then would it even qualify for the record? If the story is correct, it did eat growth hormones. So that doesn't really make it 100% wild does it? If the X-rays prove that it is legitimate, I don't think it should get full credit anyway if it had eaten the hormones. The whole things seems a little bit odd to me.
And the other antler that is stuck in the right side... It is there in picture 1 and 2 and a few others but it is completely gone in picture 3. I agree with Steve_in_Herber, that is definitely a shed. so unless this buck carried around another buck from rut time until the other buck died or shed his antlers, that is ridiculous.

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from GoldToyBox wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Kentucky Barry living in Durango, is this your "Work". Kinda reminds of a project you were working on.

Dave & Dave

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from mbfiremedic wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

The pics of the bolt/arrow seems to be a lethal shot. I would not left it for a shed/mushroom hunter to find!

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from sblawyer wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

In my previous post, the "(20" was supposed to be "(2)" as in picture 2.

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from hunteditor wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Guys, I won't lie, my gut reaction at first was that this is a fake. And I'm still not sure. After more than 16 years in the outdoor magazine biz, every year somebody seems to kill or find a record this or record that, 99 percent of the claims which eventually turn out to be false.

That being said, usually the guy sending it in has some angle, i.e., he's trying to make a name for himself or make some money. This dude is dead set on keeping on the down low on this and seems generally appreciative of the find that he made. So much so, that he felt it had to be shared.

I'm sure there are some Kansas hunters who have seen this thing and maybe know the guy. If they're checking the post, let us know what your thoughts are.

And all of you are right, until we can get an official look at this thing, it's anybody's guess as to whether it's legitimate or not.

Doug Howlett

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from cjmax8@hotmail.com wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

that thing is a fricken monster. if i saw that thing i would cry!

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from MTB wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Aahh, to much antler for my eyes! i wonder how many points that thing has!

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from Remington Metric wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

A hoax, nothing more; nonsense like this doesn’t deserve to be on the OL website.

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from jules wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

Can you say "Photoshop"? With Photoshop I could put a rack like this on a dog and "clone" parts of it to be even bigger! There's a reason it was "photographed" with a background of branches, etc. in the background instead of a white background. Total fraud

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from NCdeerhunter wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

Jules, nice point on the camo background. I knew the camo was something fishy but I didn't put that together with photoshop... good thinkin'!

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from Steve_In_Heber wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

This is a HOAX designed to get people talking on these chat boards... and it worked !

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from Steve_In_Heber wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

Hey, I always use neatsfoot oil to rub down my potential world record racks, don't you?

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from Steve_In_Heber wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

Okay... for those of you who hold ANY hope of this being real: How did they score it with all the trash still attached to the rack? It can't be done. No way to get an accurate measurement. So since scoring it is impossible... the alleged score is impossible.

I'd rather talk about that 27-pound largemouth bass caught by that grandmother in South Carolina. She was fishing with a cane pole for crappie when the bass ate a crappie she was pulling in. Good thing she landed the bass before the alligator gar ate it. Now that's a story !

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from Huntforit wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

Steve_In_Heber...
Now if the bass ate the alligator gar, THAT would be a great story. LOL.

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from Nater7 wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

I do not think OL should lose credibility for putting this article on the website. I mean all they are doing is to just show whats going on in the hunting world, and to get us leaving comments. In no way, shape, or form is OL saying this is a legitimate world record. I think it is fake, because if it was real we would have heard by now what the results were!

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from T R wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

I smell something fishy, Did you replace the broad head because the bladews are in good shape and the graphite shaft is broken never seen a broad head hold up that good going through bone. The extra antler could have been there from a spar but if so why did you remove it from some of the photos? I give it a 4 for a good fish story but if it is real and not faked , WOW!!!

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from Hunter4Life wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

No offence, but you would have to be stupid to beleive that is real.

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from mbfiremedic wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

Sorry for the mis-spelled words...give you basement dwellers something to write about. You know who are.
Back to journalistic values...Nice going OL. You have given Bostick Plantation a "free" promo (pg 26, May 09). I guess that comes with all the advertising. I have hunted the canned hunts at Bostick. Not impressed. They would let you shoot anything the law allows. The SC river basins are FULL of Hogs. Please come and buy a Sportsman Liscence and harvest all you want in our Game Mgmt Areas. They are to the pt of pests. I harvest them out of frustration-ruin W-tail habitat and donate the meat.

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from mbfiremedic wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

By the way...the wall-hanger in the pic is real and was harvested in Knox County,OH w/ bow. Never been measured (150+). What counts is the memories and the outdoors. Cudos to Danny Stanley of Danville, OH for his great taxidermy abilities. There, a free plug for a working stiff.
E-mail me at mbfiremedic@yahoo.com if you are interested in "free" hog hunts. Also will be glad to point you in a good direction for public whitetail, coyote, turkey and hog hunting in SC.
Eric

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from slickyboyboo wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

FAKE! You can tell it is fabricated by looking at the right main beam. It has two other main beams attached, one facing down, and one facing up.It is real obvious it is a fake. I sure hoped it was real, but there is way too much shady stuff going on here.

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from icemaster wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

One other thing. If you go out west you can find "artifact buffalo vertebrate with an arrowhead" still penetrating the bone at some cool tourist stops. Well, while one or two have been found through the years from archeological site, the "fakers" out there have made fortunes selling fabricated specimens. When I saw the this arrow and the deer bone I laughed. Again...Great Entertainment. Great imagination. Now, let's all get back to getting ready for deer season and the real harvest.

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from heavyweight wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

pure bull well you know what,everybody is lookin for their 15 minutes!

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from Mapper45 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Nice try-
Fellas don't you see it? Way too many things going on here- barbed wire,broadhead,locked-in antler, and my favorite, "It's not about the money"- come on.

Besides, I saw the same rack in a Cabelas Catalog under "Antler-Shed Chandelier".

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from Louie wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Dropjhook, how do you know that the ANTLER is from a mule deer, i have seen alot of deer that have forked g2's and g3's its not unusual... Steve_In_Heber, The barbwire could have been tangled in the rack and just not removed, it could be a hoax but til the x-rays come out we won't know

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

I know whitetail can look like mule deer sheds and mule deer sheds look like whitetail. The point was that there is a shed in a few photos and then again it is out of a few photos. When you do that you lose creditablity! I wish i had one though lol

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from mbfiremedic wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

I have enjoyed OL for several years. I guess that the chande in staff also created a "National Inguire" approach to outdoor journalism. This HOAX along with defending the crossbow as a natural progression of bow hunting is total ox soup!!!
When an eight year old in OH can record book a buck by having a WEAPON cocked by an "adult", steady it on a shooting rail, peer through a scope and squeeze off a ROUND it is not bowhunting in my book. And yes, I do use a compound bow w/ a release.

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from huntnut wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

the right half of the rack has part of another completely different rack on it. thats a fake and a half

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from icemaster wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

I'm going to call a spade a spade. It is fake. My hat goes off to the artist who did the work. I suggest the name "The Two Story Buck" because that's what the artist did. Created two stories of antlers. It looks awesome. This is what you dream about. It is this: "GREAT ENTERTAINMENT." Complete with strings, music and drapes...By chance is owners last name "Copperfield?" Hey...The "Copperfield Buck!" That sounds good too.

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from icemaster wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

One other thing. If you go out west you can find "artifact buffalo vertebrate with an arrowhead" still penetrating the bone at some cool tourist stops. Well, while one or two have been found through the years from archeological site, the "fakers" out there have made fortunes selling fabricated specimens. When I saw the this arrow and the deer bone I laughed. Again...Great Entertainment. Great imagination. Now, let's all get back to getting ready for deer season and the real harvest.

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from treestand wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

This is to good to be true, You can see plainly that a shed antler is stuck in to the mass of the antler.

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from ohiobuckslayer wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

that looks like a base of another antler r they scorin that as well what an awsome buck

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from Hawk wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

I watch the video and It looks fishy to me. The one thing I noticed with that many points and garbage points I would like to think there is no way this buck could rub all his velvet off. And if he rub during the rut he should broke off some points. What do you guys think. Has their been any sheds found off this deer in the previous years?

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from clayp1 wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

If that buck is real it is the coolest thing I ever saw,if it is'nt real it still is very cool,I have my doubts,that shed stuck in the rack is a great look.I wish it were mine real or not,what A conversation pc.

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from Taylor Pommier wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

its nice rack either way you look at it but the pictures from 10 to 11 are different the skull is posed the same way and the shed on the right side of the antler is completely gone it disapeared. i dont understand

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from Deerhunter101 wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

no it cant be a world record because theres two sets of antlers

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from Sethg25 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

This is truly a once in a lifetime buck, Congratulations!

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from ableskeever wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

1. If its a fake, then it won't be the first... or the last.

2. If its real, then the other bucks out there can breathe a sigh of relief since Goliath is offically out of the mating competition.

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from ict_chef wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

To all the naysayers out there, This is a REAL rack. I have seen it in person and it belongs to a good friend of mine. Most people have to see it to belive it and I have. My friend is not one who would fake something like this, he is a very stand-up guy.

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from tuffdude5 wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Ill through the BS flag on this one

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from montana hunting... wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

I dont think it is fake but this is cool because it looks like they were fighting then the winner took his antlers they got locked up i guess...... but wow

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from Radman32 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Wow, whats next they gona put a Bigfoot on here and say its real

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from larryjduke wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

OUTSTANDING!!! Can't wait for the offical results.

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from sabybaby99@hotm... wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POtJO36WdpU this is a video of the deer i have talked to the shed hunter that found it and argued with him about its authenticity and he is very knowledgable and doesnt seem the type to make this up time will tell but i think maybe I hope so

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